Calendar of Events

2013-2014 Calendar*

We are excited about the opportunity to bring nationally renowned speakers and entertainment to the UAH community. Please make plans now to be a part of these dynamic forums and seminars by adding these events to your syllabus and encouraging students to expand their knowledge of culture while building their résumé with invaluable experience.

OMA Diversity Advocates & Student Leadership Roundtable Forums & Cultural Highlights

First Thursday (except official breaks, holidays, or study day) of every month beginning at 5:30p in Madison Hall, Room 109 August 22, September 12, October 10, November 7, December 4, 2013 (Wednesday), January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3.

OMA Cultural Highlights Display Tables

University Center Lobby. 11:00a-1:30p. Students, faculty and staff are asked to wear ribbons during the month to show their support in creating campus awareness of cultural issues or in celebration of various cultures. August 21, September 10, October 8, November 5, January 8, February 4, March 4, April 1.

OMA Real Talk Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 19, 2013. 11:10a-12:30p. UC Exhibit Hall. OMA Real Talk Motivational Seminar 7:30p-9:00p in UC Exhibit Hall.

OMA Diversity Workshop

October 24, 2013. 9:00a-11:00a & 11:15a-12:30p. UC Exhibit Hall. OMA Real Talk Motivational Seminar 7:30p-9:00p in UC Exhibit Hall

OMA Holiday Reception & Graduating Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony

December 4, 2013. 12:00 Noon in MDH, Room 109.

OMA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

January 16, 2014. 4:00p in UC Exhibit Hall.

OMA Black History Month Luncheon & Mystery Café

Theme: "Civil Rights in America: The Golden Jubilee" February 20, 2014. 11:00a in Shelby Center, Room 301.

OMA Real Talk Women's History Month Celebration

March 13, 2014. 11:10-a12:30p in UC Exhibit Hall. OMA Real Talk Motivational Seminar 7:30p-9:00p in UC Exhibit Hall.

*Events and locations are subject to change without notice.

 

Signature Events

Cultural Highlights Display Table & Ribbon Awareness Month

Provides an avenue to highlight and celebrate cultural differences and creates an awareness and appreciation for diverse issues. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear ribbons on their book bags, clothing, key chains etc. during each month in support of multiculturalism and racial understanding on the UAH campus. Students, faculty and staff are provided bookmarkers, pamphlets, invitations to diversity forums etc. highlighting cultures and diverse issues.

Student Leadership And Diversity Advocates Roundtable Forums

(Held Each First Thursday, September-April MDH 109)

Provides mentoring, leadership skills and support for students of color during their matriculation at UAH and beyond. Helps student leaders plan common calendars and encourages support of each other's activities. Supports interaction with various campus entities. Provides an avenue to highlight various cultures and to discuss various cultural issues experienced academically and socially.

Real Talk Seminars and Diversity Forums

Allow students to meet and discuss present-day work situations with professionals in various areas. Encourage development of self-promotional skills and global awareness. OMA invites other departments on campus to participate through financial co-sponsorship and/or classroom attendance.

Hispanic Heritage

Observed from September 15-October 15, the UAH campus celebrates the histories, culture and contributions of Hispanic Heritage.

Native American Heritage

Educational opportunity observed in November to honor and celebrate the achievements of Native Americans both past and present.

OMA Fall & Spring Holiday and Student Leader Minority Graduation Reception

Used as a means of thanking OMA supporters for assistance provided throughout the year and to recognize graduating Minority/International Student Leaders.

OMA Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

Celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as encourages greater diversity on the UAH campus. The program encourages commitment to community service as well as provides academic insight into activities in the 1960's that changed the political, social and economic lives of all Americans.

OMA Black History Month Luncheon & Spoken Word or Jazz Café

Allows faculty, staff, students and external community interaction. Encourages continued educational development and greater diversity on the UAH campus.

Women's History Month

Provides an avenue to highlight and celebrate the diverse and historic achievements of women of color.